Walking Lego Minifigure

Not gonna lie - I’m quite proud of this …

Blocks imported from mecabricks.com (as inspired by Tyson’s live session about a year ago and his mention of Aaron’s use of DCs with Lego) and stuck together with the help of snaps.

The forward and back leg and arm movement is created by extracting the decimal from the position of Y, where Y is the changing location of the minifigure. I used the formula =ABS(Y-INT(Y)). That gets us from 0.0 to 0.9. I then used a conditional formula to change 0.6 back to 0.4, and 0.7 to 0.3 etc, so we get from 0.0 to 0.5 and then back again. I then translated this into the desired angles for the movements.

Has anyone else made walking figures with DCs? It feels like a giant leap for me, but am I just late to the party?!


Not gonna lie, you should be. Super neat! DCs for animation, who knew?

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Thanks @rwamoore. I’ve been trying to interest my kids in SketchUp for years now - and this has finally piqued their interest. Thinking I might do a series of minifigures with various options and actions. If anyone has any cool ideas please do let me know!?

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